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Walt Wetterberg Cartoons

An inventory of his cartoons at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: --
Date: 28 May 1968

Biographical History

Walt Wetterberg was an American cartoonist. Wetterberg worked on the comic strip Out Our Way (The Willets) during the mid-1960s. Published collections of his work include, Ada the Ayrshire (New York: M.S. Mill Co., 1943) and Hutch Meets Ada, and Other Misadventures of Hutch (Philadelphia: Farm journal, 1979).

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Walt Wetterberg Cartoons collection contains original daily and Sunday cartoons from the newspaper comic strip Out Our Way (The Willets). Daily cartoon: traces of graphite, opaque white, pasteovers, brush, pen and ink on illustration board, approx. 6 ¾ x 18. Sunday cartoon: traces of graphite, opaque white, pasteovers, brush, pen and ink on illustration board, approx. 18 x 26.

The Sunday feature Out Our Way (The Willets) (sometimes spelled "Willits") was a spin-off from the popular daily panel strip Out Our Way, created by J. R. Williams in 1922. Though Williams signed the feature, it was produced by a number of assistants over the years, including Neg Cochran, Walt Wetterberg and Paul Gringle. Apparently, Wetterberg was responsible for a daily comic strip focused on the Willet family (as per our holdings), but this daily feature is distinct from the Out Our Way daily panel which continued concurrently.

Arrangement of the Collection

Daily and Sunday cartoons are arranged separately in chronological order.


Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Related Material

See also the Neg Cochran Cartoons collection for additional material related to Out Our Way.

Special Collections Research Center has collections of over one hundred cartoonists. Please refer to the SCRC Subject Index for a complete listing.

Subject Headings


Wetterberg, Walt.
Williams, James Robert, 1888-1957

Corporate Bodies

Newspaper Enterprise Association.

Associated Titles

Out our way (comic strip)
The Willets (comic strip)


American wit and humor, Pictorial.
Caricatures and cartoons -- United States.
Cartoonists -- United States.
Comic books, strips, etc. -- United States.

Genres and Forms

Cartoons (humorous images)



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Walt Wetterberg Cartoons,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Newspaper Enterprise Association, Inc., 1967-1969.

Table of Contents

Out Our Way (The Willets)